The String Gauge POLL !!!!

Discussion in 'The Custom Shop' started by BOBBO, Jul 6, 2008.

What gauge string do you prefer ??? For your Electric ???

  1. 8's

    9 vote(s)
    1.3%
  2. 9's

    128 vote(s)
    18.6%
  3. 10's

    405 vote(s)
    58.9%
  4. 11's

    122 vote(s)
    17.7%
  5. 12's

    6 vote(s)
    0.9%
  6. Other

    18 vote(s)
    2.6%
  1. moff40

    moff40 Senior Member

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    Elixir Nano .009-.046. It's between a straight-up 9 gauge and a 10, so I chose "other".
     
  2. googy36

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    daddario 11's with a wound G i just love them
     
  3. Marshall Arts

    Marshall Arts Senior Member

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    Same as me. You really get the best of two worlds. Powerfull chunkyness on the low notes and slinky and flexible strings on the high notes while playing lead.
     
  4. BrianBlessed

    BrianBlessed Senior Member

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    i prefer heavier strings but i have to turn the saddles round in my tuneomatic, so i stick with 10's for a quicker set up
     
  5. tweekskratch

    tweekskratch Junior Member

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    Has anyone seen the new Ernie Ball packaging? I saw it yesterday for the first time and I thought I was getting a bag of chips or something. lol Pretty crazy. What do you think?!

    String packaging here.
     
  6. Marshall Arts

    Marshall Arts Senior Member

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    Does it come with a "Nutrition facts" sticker on it? :hmm:
     
  7. tweekskratch

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    lol I think they did actually...
     
  8. LP Bob

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    Dean Markley Signature 2502's, which are .009-.042's. The .010's that came with my LP were decent, but the .009's are more enjoyable for me to bend, and they sound just fine. I actually find there are more cool harmonics and sustain on the high string upper frets with .009's, not sure why. If they feel too flimsy to some, just bring down the Tailpiece a tad to increase tension.

    Tried the Dean Markley Blue Steel's and did not like what they did to the sound, more metallic in (not in a good way), cold and harsh, loss of harmonics and the very top end. Went back to standard Dean Markley .009's and the tone came right back, they are way better IMO. Ernie Ball's and D'Addario are good too, but the Markley's last forever if you wipe them down after each use.
     
  9. 6pack Jon

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    I use gauge 10-46 Dean Markleys. Presently I've been using the George Lynch Super V version.
     
  10. ToothDecay

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    Ernie Balls 9's for the top three, and 10's for the bottom. A couple times I have bent the high e string too far with 10's, but I haven't had that problem with the 9's yet
     
  11. SiriusAbbott

    SiriusAbbott Senior Member

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    all of my 6 string electrics 009-042 Dean Markley Blue Steels in either Eb or Dropped C# tuning,and I use an inflexible stainless steel pick most of the time :naughty:
     
  12. zontar

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    For years I've used 9-42's on my electrics & I still do.
    But i have recently switched to 10-46 on my Les Paul & on my Les Paul copy--as I use the copy for open tuning slide & the Les Paul gets use for standard tuning slide--as well as regular playing--so I'm trying 10's out--I will probably stick with them, and stick with 9's on the others.

    But on my Ibanez archtop I use 10-52's.
     
  13. WillieG

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    I use 0.11 tuned down half a step on my Epi. 0.10 in standard tuning on the Gibson. But I will probably switch to 11s on the Gibson as well, because the sound is HUGE with those on. It's not hard at all to bend 11s in standard tuning either.

    My band also has a song in drop D tuning and then the 11s really come to life....
     
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    I really like using a Remington 870 pump 12 guage chambered for 3 1/2 " shells.

    I may go ahead and move up to a 10 guage Ithaca automatic though.
     
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    Mr Bump

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  18. BrianGT

    BrianGT Senior Member

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    I use Gibson Pure Nickel......11-50's......great,fat mellow tone with no spikey highs......I'm an old fart!:lol:
     
  19. DrRawk

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    I was using .10-.46 for the longest time but man would I overcompensate my bends so now I bumped up to a hybrid .11-.50 set and I am right where I need to be.
     
  20. Saturn/Return

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    In the past, I always used 9's on my electrics. It's been 5 years since I switched to D'Addario 10's and I have never looked back ever since. Within my preference, they work just perfectly for my needs.:)
     

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